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the day in the hot seat. rupert murdoch and his son james were called before british parliament. a man attacked murdoch with a plate of shaving cream. his wife slapped the attacker. suzanne kennedy is in the satellite center with more. >> rupert murdoch is a man not used to having to answer to anyone but today he and his son were grilled for nearly three hours about a phone hacking scandal that has rocked his publishing empire. >> publishing icon rupert murdoch showed great contrition as he testified before a special session of the british parliament today. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> the 80-year-old media mogul said he was shocked appalled, and a shame that the phone hacking at his tabloid newspaper, but he stopped short of taking the blame for the crisis, instead pointing fingers at those around him. >> they let me down and i think they betrayed the company and me. >> murdoch told the panel he had lost touch with what was going on at the 160-year-old newspaper, saying that "news of the world" is just 1% of the news corp. empire. ex-editor rebekah brooks has been arr
editor of rupert murdoch's news of the world tabloid to be his communications chief. it was dramatic yesterday in court when lawmakers heard from rupert murdoch. a man carrying plates of shaving cream stormed at the media mogul. the protester was arrested. rupert murdoch and his son james said that they were not aware of phone hacking or other illegal activities at their british newspapers. >>> the airports authority will meet today to consider reversing its decision to build an underground station at dulles airport. the u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood once the station built above ground. that changed in addition to others could save a billion dollars. >>> 5:05, 76 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead the debt standoff, a house takes action. the white house threatens a veto. we will have the latest. >> first, the extreme heat [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scof ] onontwo-th
, facing the music. the world will be watching as parliament grills media mogul rupert murdoch in just hours from now as his phone hacking scandal spreads to the u.s.s >>> the inspired americans of all age, team usa comes home. y all age, team usa comes home. >>> we begin now with that developing story from the denver area, yet another air traffic controller now in trouble. >> the veteran controller who has more than 25 years on the job was found to be drunk while talking to pilots in the air. when he was tested two weeks ago, his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. that test came more than six hours into an eight-hour shift but it isn't clear if the controller was drinking on the job or showed up intoxicated. >> he worked at the colorado base responsible for traffic over nine states. he's already in rehab but could be reinstated if he completes the required programs. >>> this is just the latest of what is a half dozens depths involving them this year. most involved controllers who were sleeping on the job. some flights have been forced to land without assistance because of
place. great. >>> in england, shock waves from the scandal that rattled rupert murdoch's media empire reached the british government today. a top aide to british prime minister david cameron, arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i can't say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >>>> the press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" was, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his gi
it. i it really angry. >> if the paper is a flagship of the massive holdings of rupert murdoch here in britain. he also owns the "the times," "the sun," "the sunday times," "sky news," and others. today, the conservative prime minister david cameron announced two government inquiries. >> we are talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their telephones tapped into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> at the center of the story is the head of the media empire of rupert murdoch and so far, she has resisted calls to resign in and take responsibility. there is no sign of the outrage here diminishing it. there is a mounting advertising boycott of the "news of the robert " ford is just one of the company's saying it does not want to be associated with a company that does not know where to draw the line. abc news london. >>> if president obama made history today with a treat, the white house hosting the first- ever twitter town hall. the president discussed a lot of things taxes, housing, veterans affairs, the space program, but his first-ever tweet was actually a qu
surrounding media mogul rupert murdoch and resignation. >>> a morale boost for the nation in mourning, the expense of the american team. we will have more on the u.s. women's heart breaking world cup loss. >> a live picture of 395 moving smoothly so far. >>> i am lisa tazed with women hart, the national coalition for women with heart disease. if if you are woman living with heart disease, we are here for you. go to our web site. >> good morning, washington. >>> happy monday morning 6:11, adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center with your forecast update. back to the heat and humidity this week. you'll especially noticed the dangerous levels by the end of the week into the upcoming weekend. here's a beautiful look at the sunrise in arlington from washington-lee high school. thin clouds. capitol heights maryland, 72, 72 x campbell elementary school in arlington, 68 in herndon, 72 in takoma park, a typical start to this july day. 93 for the high-temperature later on today. high temperatures near 100 later on this week. the best chance of storms is tomorrow. >>> route 29 at loc
against james murdoch, the son of media mogul rupert murdoch. the testimony he gave british lawmakers on tuesday about the ongoing phone hacking and bribery scandal is being questioned by a former adviser, among others. they say murdoch knew about the extent of the hacking years ago and that there's e-mail evidence to back that up. >>> a california judge is telling lindsay lohan to get cracking on her community service. lohan was told yesterday that she needs to complete 480 hours of service by next april and there will be no extension. also, lohan was told she must enroll in psychological counselling. she has to complete three anti-shoplifting classes by her next court appearance in october. >>> do you own apple stock? if you do you'll like this story. apple is on the verge of becoming the world's most valuable company. with more than 6 billion in cash on hand, the company may be looking to buy the online video service hulu. neal karlinsky reports. >> reporter: there's the ecocomy that we all live and breathe. stagnant growth and lingering unemployment. and then there's apple. >> app
parties. you could run into the results of their work. >> he's the former editor of rupert murdoch's now-defunct news of the world. morgan decidedly denies any involvement in the scandal. >> i have never hacked into phones or published any story based on the phone hacking. >> the judge this week will have inquiry into whether britain needs tougher media regulation. >>> he puts contestants on the spot and now a popular game show host is nursing wounds after catching a burglar in the act. t.j. winnick explains. >> game show host alex trebek explained his harrowing ordeal in a san francisco hotel in typical jeopardy fashion. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hall at my san francisco hotel -- >> the 71-year-old toasted the the national geographic world headquarterchampionship at google headquarters. on tuesday morning he and his wife were awakened by an intruder in their hotel room. a 56-year-old burglar with a long rap sheet. he tasted the woman down the hallway until his heel gave way. >> a snapping sound. i played sports all my life. >> he gave police a description a
's office and even one of the most powerful media moguls in the world, radio rupert murdoch. >> it's the end of 9 run and end of the world "the news of the world" that is no one here saw the end coming, the 270-person staff who will be losing their jobs tomorrow shell shocked. >> i am so proud of my colleagues who have continued this week, and absolutely trying and very personally and professionally difficult circumstances in such a professional manner. >> they may be professionals but this week some of the reporters and editors who occupy this office just a few years ago were habitual criminals, illegally hacking thousands of cell phones in search much juicy tidbits for sensational stories and getting scoop. the owner of "the news of the world" rupert murr fox is flying to london to try to contain the damage. >> we've already apologized. we've been let down. >> his multi-million dollar take over of the british skycam is in jeopardy. news corporation has vast media holdings around the world including fox news and "wall street journal" in the u.s. >> did the scandal take on the life of its ow
a four-page apology. rupert murdoch's style to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world paper. >> >>> nasa is worried a piece of space junk will come dangerously close to villa gladys and the space station. it's expected to come close on tuesday. that's when astronauts will conduct a spacewalk. on sunday and the atlantis docked at the international space station and they will unload 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the station. >>> we have a warning about its base camp targeting facebook users. >> and the european music service is coming to the u.s. >> a warning for facebook users. there are new scams on the social network. a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. and a second offer as applications for facebook's new video chat. there is no app needed. you are asked not to click on either of these. you can cosmopolitan magazine is going after new demographic. it will start offering cosmo for guys in a new application. it's like
developments in the phone hacking scandal time rupert murdoch's media empire to 9/11 victims. attorney general eric holder says that he will meet with september 11 family members. investigators are trying to determine whether a police officer turned private investigator was approached by a journalist from nose of the world and offered to pay him to get private phone records of 9/11 victims. news corp. denies any wrongdoing. >>> several people were arrested after a hollywood block party got out of hand. hundreds of people showed up for the event at the famous chinese beer. when police told them to leave many refused. police say that they started fighting throwing bottles smashing windows. officers in riot gear used beanbag guns to subdue them. fortunately, no one was injured. >>> alex trebek went from game show host to a crime fighter. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hallway at my san francisco hotel until my achilles' tendon ruptured and i fell into a heap. >> the 71-year-old game show host spoke about what happened during an event in san francisco. police arrested a w
on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks and murdoch knew about it or not, they're still responsible for what goes on their watch. it only adds to the misery that rupert murdoch's got to deal with this week. >> reporter: this scandal is rippling across the u.s. according to a rival tabloid the daily mirror, they tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victi
to crush them on the pages of his paper, until now. >> rupert murdoch is a talented businessman, possibly even a genius, but his organization has grown too powerful and they've abuse thad power. >> reporter: even britain's prime minister elected with murdock's help, scram manied to distance himself. >> we are no longer talking about politicians or celebrities. we're talking about murder victims, terror victims having their phones hacked into. it is absolululy disgusting. >> reporter: and there was more. paper hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hackck and been exposed to people offal worlrl finally people wewere listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned the
. >>> the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the unitete states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack, which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all thehe defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of theports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fashi
trillion in cuts. >>> the bribery scandal surrounding rupert murdoch, former executives are coming forward claiming murdoch's son misled parliament during his testimony when he claimed he was unaware of the scope of illegal activity and says there's e-mail evidence proving otherwise and british lawmakers are asking police to investigate. >>> finally, we told you earlier this week about gold prices going through the roof. well, it seems we prompted a new gold rush in california. investors are putting up $20 million to re-open a mine for gold in the same air athat saw the original california gold rush in the 1840s and estimate there's up to a billion dollars worth of gold still buried there and hope to pour their first bar of gold next summer. at $1,600 an ounce you canunder stand why they're hot for gold once again. lara? >> all right, guys. it is as hot here in central park as our pop heat index. 27 million people think this first one is pretty insane. it is a video that has gone viral. it's in australia. two small dogs are using their -- well, their herds skills to try to gather a group o
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